Axarquia, Costa del Sol, Andalucia, Spain

GIBRALTAR

Access
The only direct access from Spain to Gibraltar is by land. The frontier is open 24 hours a day and a passport or EC identity card is required to cross. There is no fee for visitors to enter Gibraltar so beware of tricksters who have in the past been known to demand money.

It is easier to walk across the frontier than to take a car as there are often very long delays with a vehicle, sometimes lasting 4 or 5 hours, to cross the border. These delays are caused by Spanish border guards who deliberately cause problems by holding up and searching exiting traffic due to the continued dispute over sovereignty. Parking is provided just outside of the border in the Spanish town of La Linea. After walking through the frontier gates and across the airport runway(!) a continual bus service runs to and from Gibraltar town and taxis are also available. But the Rock is only two and three-quarter miles long by three-quarters of a mile wide so walking is an option if you don't mind the climbs (it reaches 419 metres in altitude).

Candy and baby ape Cultural diversity
The cultural diversity of Gibraltar is fascinating. The busy streets and shops are full of Indians, Moroccans, Jews, Genoese, Spanish and British. No-one speaks in any given language for more than a sentence or even a few words, dropping in and out of mainly English and Spanish. People of very different racial and religious backgrounds get along in peace and harmony.

Attractions:

Gibraltar Tourist Board:
Duke of Kent House, Cathedral Square, Gibraltar
Tel: (0034) 956 774 950

Other Useful Numbers:
Ambulance: 199
St Bernhard's Hospital: 79700
Police: 199 / 72500
Taxis: 70027
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